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Average Player Score Based on 638 ratings
7.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 638 ratings
  1. 10 (89)
  2. 9 (132)
  3. 8 (214)
  4. 7 (104)
  5. 6 (41)
  6. 5 (13)
  7. 4 (17)
  8. 3 (7)
  9. 2 (7)
  10. 1 (14)

What Gamespot Users have to say about 1942

  • Rating:4

    review 60 captain commando series part 1

    well we are still driving.im board i threw 3 games out the window maybe 2?so lets talk about on my portable nes.THE RETRO MINI.so on capcom games in the early nes had those red grids on them.the red stuff.so on the ba... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5

    A somewhat boring and stripped down version of the arcade classic.

    I see a rather high overall user score for this game, and can understand why. Sometimes nostalgia alone makes one rate a game higher than it should be. The arcade 1942 was great and many of us played it at an arcade back... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Play until bored - it won't get any better.

    It may be one of the earliest games for NES, classic as some call it, but the only word that comes to my mind when thinking about it - boring. Graphics aren't amazing but for that time quite good. The problem is that ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A solid retro arcade shooter!

    Not much to say about 1942. Its just a solid arcade shooter. Move your plane left right, up and down and shoot down the enemy planes. Boss fights are a blast. Giant aircraft that take up the entire screen appear and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    A fun game with annoying sounds. But so what.

    1942 on the NES is a cool game. Well, cool for the NES back when it came out. Most people would probably hate it now. I mean, if you paid 50 bucks for this you would be called the stupidest hillbilly in town and you woul... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A fun shooter.

    1942 is your fairly typical vertical scrolling shooter. It came out for several old school systems, I played it for the Commodore 64. 1942 takes place in... well, 1942. If that doesn't clue you in, this is a World War... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.8

    Pretty good game for the classic NES. I like this one better than 1943 on the NES as well.

    Pretty good game for the classic NES. I like this one better than 1943 on the NES as well. Fun to play, and you can get cheats for this game to play for a long time. Once you build up your weapons, it's really cool to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6

    A classic shoot 'em up game.

    I was going through my old Nes. games and I came across 1942. I decided to play it because I had owned it for a few years and it had never even been inside my Nintendo. I started to play it and as the hours passed I real... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    One of the best early NES games.

    1942 was the predecessor of most of the overhead shooters during the NES era. The graphics and gameplay were excellent for it's time, and the challenge was decent enough to keep you coming back for more. The boss battl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    One of THE classic NES games.

    1942, duhn da duhn! Just seeing the box art makes me all teary eyed. This game built on or either built the overhead shooter genre. Basically you scroll up and blast everything in your path with your old style plane. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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